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Beckham started against Brazil in England's first match at the new Wembley Stadium and put in a positive performance. In the second half, he set up England's goal converted by captain John Terry. It looked as though England would claim victory over Brazil, but newcomer Diego equalised in the dying seconds. Beckham had assisted in three of England's four total goals in those two games,  and he stated his desire to continue to play for England after his move to Major League Soccer.
On 22 August , Beckham played in a friendly for England against Germany , becoming the first to play for England while with a non-European club team. Following the 2—3 loss, England failed to qualify for the Euro Finals. Despite this, Beckham said that he has no plans to retire from international football and wanted to continue playing for the national team.
Beckham became only the fifth Englishman to win caps. Capello had hinted on 25 March that Beckham had a long-term future in his side ahead of crucial qualifiers for the World Cup.
Beckham was honoured before the match by receiving an honorary gold cap representing his th cap from Bobby Charlton , and was given a standing ovation from the crowd.
He played well and assisted John Terry on the match-winning goal. When substituted at half-time for David Bentley , the pro-Beckham crowd booed the decision. The match was the first time since the World Cup that Beckham had skippered England and marked a dramatic turnaround for Beckham. In two years, he had gone from being dropped completely from the England squad to being reinstated though temporarily as England captain. During the World Cup Qualifier against Belarus in which England won 3—1 in Minsk , Beckham came off the bench in the 87th minute to earn his th cap making him England's third-most- capped player in history, overtaking Bobby Charlton in the process.
On 11 February , Beckham drew level with Bobby Moore 's record of caps for an English outfield player, coming on as a substitute for Stewart Downing in a friendly match against Spain. After a poor performance from England at the World Cup, Capello remained as manager but was under pressure to revamp the England squad for the imminent UEFA Euro qualification campaign.
He unveiled a new team at the next England match, a home friendly game against Hungary on 11 August , with Beckham still unavailable for selection but aiming for a return to playing in MLS by the following month. David is a fantastic player but I think we need new players for the future", referring to the new players that play in Beckham's right midfield position, including Theo Walcott and Adam Johnson , adding "This is the future of the team under Fabio Capello or another manager.
Beckham was a product of Sir Alex Ferguson 's hard-working approach at Manchester United, and was renowned for his long-range passing, crossing ability, and bending free-kicks as a right winger. Ferguson noted that Beckham "practised with a discipline to achieve an accuracy that other players wouldn't care about. Beckham maintained his training routine at Real Madrid and even when his relationship with management was strained in early , Real Madrid president Ramón Calderón and manager Fabio Capello praised Beckham for maintaining his professionalism and commitment to the club.
In May , asked about how he wanted to be remembered in his retirement, Beckham said, "I just want people to see me as a hardworking footballer, someone that's passionate about the game, someone that — every time I stepped on the pitch — I've given everything that I have, because that's how I feel.
That's how I look back on it and hope people will see me. Beckham was the first England player ever to collect two red cards, and the first England captain to be sent off.
Beckham, lying face down on the pitch, kicked out at the Argentine midfielder, who fell dramatically. He amassed 41 yellow cards and four red cards in his time at Real Madrid; all four reds came in La Liga. It was announced in late that both would close. Club Internacional de Futbol Miami — more commonly known as, Inter Miami — is represented by a black crest with neon pink trimmings and herons whose legs clasp to form an "M" for Miami. Therefore, their relationship instantly attracted a great deal of media attention.
The couple were dubbed " Posh and Becks " by the media. On 4 July , they married at Luttrellstown Castle in Ireland. Beckham's teammate Gary Neville was the best man,  and the couple's infant son, Brooklyn, was the ring bearer. Magazine , but newspapers were still able to obtain photographs showing them sitting on golden thrones.
David and Victoria Beckham have four children: In his early Manchester United career, Beckham lived in a four-bedroom house in Worsley that he bought directly from the property developer as a year-old in Beckham suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder OCD , which he says makes him "have everything in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs.
We've got three fridges — food in one, salad in another and drinks in the third. In the drinks one, everything is symmetrical. If there's three cans, he'll throw one away because it has to be an even number. In April , the British tabloid News of the World carried claims by Beckham's former personal assistant Rebecca Loos that he and Loos had an extramarital affair.
Beckham dismissed both accusations as "ludicrous". In September , Beckham announced that he was making a court application against prostitute Irma Nici and several others over claims in the magazine In Touch that he had sex with her. Beckham's fame extends beyond the pitch ; in much of the world his name is "as instantly recognisable as that of multinational companies like Coca-Cola and IBM.
Beckham became known as a fashion icon, and together with Victoria, the couple became lucrative spokespeople sought after by clothing designers, health and fitness specialists, fashion magazines, perfume and cosmetics manufacturers, hair stylists, exercise promoters, and spa and recreation companies.
One example is a line of aftershave and fragrances called David Beckham Instinct. United States covers have included the men's magazine Details , and with his wife for the August issue of W. Upon their arrival in Los Angeles on 12 July , the night before Beckham's formal introduction, Los Angeles International Airport was filled with paparazzi and news reporters.
Beckham's many endorsement deals make him one of the most recognisable athletes throughout the world. Beckham has several eponymous video games, including Go! Adventure on Soccer Island , a platform game for the Game Boy Advance , and David Beckham Soccer , a football game for a number of platforms ,   and he was brand ambassador for exercise video game EA Sports Active 2.
Beckham played a critical part in bringing the Olympics to London in , travelling with the British delegation to Singapore in for the host city selection. Beckham visited Afghanistan in May for a morale-boosting visit to British troops fighting the Taliban insurgency.
Chinese authorities appointed Beckham as global ambassador for Chinese football in March After numerous officials had been banned for match-fixing, and the Chinese Super League had failed to retain the services of well-known international names, Beckham's role was to help improve the image of the game and raise its profile both in China and abroad.
Beckham was announced as the new Ambassadorial president of the British Fashion Council on 11 May On 17 January , Rebecca Johnstone, a year-old cancer patient from Hamilton, Ontario , Canada, received a surprise phone call from Beckham. After the conversation, he sent her a Real Madrid jersey with his signature on it.
Rebecca died on 29 January Beckham also appeared in a public service announcement for Malaria No More U. S, advertising the need for inexpensive bed nets. Beckham never personally appeared in the film Bend It Like Beckham , except in archive footage. He and his wife wanted to make cameo appearances, but scheduling proved difficult, so the director used lookalike Andy Harmer instead.
Harmer also doubled for him in the party scene. Living the Dream  in a larger role, when the film's lead character gets transferred to Real Madrid. This time, the story centres on the Real Madrid team, and besides Beckham, other real life Real Madrid players also appear on and off the pitch, alongside the fictional characters. Beckham has expressed no interest in pursuit of acting roles, saying he is too "stiff".
Legend of the Sword. Beckham has played along to jokes about his voice. In a promo for Deadpool 2 , Beckham is seen watching the first instalment of the film franchise in which Ryan Reynolds ' character compares Beckham's voice to inhaling helium. Beckham answers his door to the antihero who presents him with milk and cookies, before Deadpool knocks again and has a bunch of helium-filled red balloons. Beckham captained England 59 times,  the fourth highest after Bobby Moore and Billy Wright both with 90, and Bryan Robson with With his free kick goal against Ecuador in the second round of the World Cup , Beckham gained membership into two of football's exclusive clubs: All three goals were against South American teams Colombia, Argentina and Ecuador and from set pieces the two aforementioned free kicks and a penalty against Argentina.
As of , Beckham had more than 40 tattoos. His wife's name, tattooed on his left forearm, is in Sanskrit script because Beckham thought it would be "tacky" to have it in English.
Unfortunately, this was misspelt as the equivalent of "Vihctoria". My Side , he said that the idea of having tattoos came to him in after his son Brooklyn was born, following a conversation on the subject of tattoos with Mel B and her then-husband, Jimmy Gulzar.
I'd finally realised what I wanted a tattoo to represent. Mine are all about the people in my life, my wife and sons, who I want with me always. When you see me, you see the tattoos. You see an expression of how I feel about Victoria and the boys. They're part of me. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Footballer businessman model spokesperson. The ball seemed to be in the air for hours and it all went quiet. Then the ball went in and it just erupted.
I was on cloud nine. I just wanted to shake everybody's hand and be out on the pitch for an hour. He is a man of our times and a symbol of modern-day stardom and what is certain is Real Madrid have signed Beckham because he's a great footballer and a very dedicated professional.
His team spirit is unsurpassed and he is one of the best English players of all-time and if only because of that he is with us. The way he runs for everything, the way he tries his best. He has everyone's respect. I'm coming there not to be a superstar. I'm coming there to be part of the team, to work hard and to hopefully win things. With me, it's about football. I'm coming there to make a difference. I'm coming there to play football I'm not saying me coming over to the States is going to make soccer the biggest sport in America.
That would be difficult to achieve. Baseball, basketball, American football, they've been around. But I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't think I could make a difference.
His vision of play is better now than during his time in Manchester. He is slower but much stronger tactically and technically. He is very intelligent and works a lot. England trail by 2 goals to 1. Beckham could raise the roof here with a goal I don't believe it! Give that man a Knighthood! David Beckham's right foot. David Beckham's left foot, come to that. Association football portal English football portal.
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His father worked as a kitchen fitter while his mother was a hairdresser. Beckham was the 2nd among three children in the family; the other two being daughters. However, throughout his childhood Beckham was more interested in football and used to play for a local team known as Ridgeway Rovers.
David Beckham went for trials at several clubs like Norwich City and Leyton Orient before attending the school of excellence at Tottenham Hotspur football club. He played for the Brimsdown Rovers team as well and excelled during his stint there. However, his life truly changed when he was accepted into the Youth Training Scheme at Manchester United in In Beckham made his debut for the senior team and in the January of the following year he signed his first professional contract with Manchester United.
After a season on loan at Preston North End, he returned to Manchester United and slotted into the side as the right sided attacking midfielder in
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